My eleventh game is finally out, and it’s playable here. Delegate This! is my ninth #onegameamonth game, and it is a spiritual sequel to Don’t Get Fired!, my first (and most popular on GameJolt) game for #onegameamonth.
In Delegate This!, you take on the role of Johnson, button-pushing employee recently promoted to manager. Experience the boredom and mundanity of office life from the comfort of your own home! Ew, no. Never mind. That’s a bad pitch. You have to manage your branch of the company for an entire month, in real time! Well, 1/60th of real time, anyway. Which is still incredibly slow. All you have to do is meet the demands of corporate, and you’ll be a star! Spend your more than ample time deciding who to hire, who to fire, how much to pay everyone, and where to put all the buttons… or just by micromanaging your employees and driving them crazy. Just make sure everything stays on track so that you don’t get fired when the month runs out.
In behind-the-scenes business, this one nearly killed me (metaphorically, of course). I got really behind on it (due in part to motivation problems, and in part to this being a busy month for me) and then had to go overtime in the final week, which is a bad plan in general and a worse plan when the final week is a really busy one for other reasons. Since time was running short, I skimped on a lot of things that I just know are going to drive me crazy when I look back at this game in the future. There may even be serious unfixed bugs. I don’t think so, but I didn’t have time to thoroughly test this one (because it’s so long). If you find a bug, please drop a comment below and let me know about it. I can’t guarantee I’ll fix it (since I have other games to work on), but I’ll try. I’d hate to leave deal-breaking bugs in there. Please note that the ugly buttons and menus aren’t a bug, just a terrible disappointment to me personally. All in all, though, I think the game turned out alright. And there’s one new feature I’m particularly happy with: multiple save files. How nostalgic!